A Little Hawaiian Vocabulary - We're here on the Big Island again (visiting Kona), and it struck me that knowing a few Hawaiian words can come in handy while visiting the islands. Aloha ...
Friday, April 30, 2010
After checking out sharks and rays and octopus and stuff at the Aquarium of the Bay, we played around with Dan's phone for awhile to try to find a spot for lunch, and decided to go old school instead: walk around. We checked out the spots along the pier, and Wipeout Bar & Grill caught Dan's eye - something to do with the surfboards, I think.
Their menu looked good - a range of Tex-Mex, pizza, burgers and other stuff - so we went inside. Again, I thought I wanted a burger, but then saw an ahi salad and went for that instead (maybe it had something to do with watching all the fish at the aquarium beforehand).
I was really pleasantly surprised by the salad when I tasted it - a mix of greens and pickled ginger with rare seared ahi tuna and a wasabi dressing. The pickled ginger really stood out and made the salad.
Dan stuck with his first inclination - nachos - and ordered them with chicken. I gave them a taste and they were pretty standard fare.
One of the oddest things about the restaurant is their unisex bathroom - with sinks in a common area, and individual water closets. I walked right past the entrance (a big red & white striped tent) to ask where the restrooms were, and thankfully got a warning about the unisex thing before I walked in.